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1 Goals of Justice Reinvestment Manage growth of the prison population and reduce spending on corrections Increase the cost- effectiveness of existing criminal justice investments Reinvest in strategies that can increase public safety Increase Public Safety Hold offenders accountable in meaningful ways Make smarter, more effective use of community corrections use Strengthen probation supervision

2 Sentencing Policy Changes Increased penalties for theft and non-theft related offenses Changes to prison terms for 1 st and 3 rd degree felons Community control sanctions for 4 th and 5 th degree felons Changes to criminal penalties for certain drug offenses Risk reduction sentence option

3 Sentencing Policy Changes RC RC Court-determination at sentencing DRC must prescribe programming based on risk/needs of the offender DRC must notify sentencing court of successful completion of programming & risk reduction sentence at least 30 days Risk reduction sentencing allows courts to release offenders after serving 80% of the aggregated non-mandatory prison if participate in prison programming Truth-in-sentencingIncentive program participationTransparency

4 Probation Changes Use of a standardized risk/need assessment system – ORAS Reduce duplication of supervision resources Establish minimum standards for effective probation supervision Collect and analyze data from every probation department in the state Provide incentive and improvement grants

5 Probation Supervision Policy Changes RC RC RC RC RC Courts Probation Correctional Facilities Adult Parole Authority Parole Board ORAS Adopt a single validated risk assessment tool for adult offenders Matching Risk & Needs to Supervision & Programming

6 Probation Supervision Policy Changes RC Reduce duplication of supervision resources Offenders are being assigned to both misdemeanor and felony probation and, consequently, report to two different officers in two separate probation departments. In counties with multiple courts operating probation agencies, those courts will: develop memoranda of understanding for transferring probation cases from municipal to common pleas courts and vice versa. Practical ProblemPolicy Solution

7 Probation Supervision Policy Changes RC RC RC RC RC RC Establish minimum standards for effective probation across Ohio Protocol for the hiring of professional chief probation officers Standards for pre and in-service training for probation officers Standards for implementing risk assessment information into practices System of progressive sanctions for violations Ensuring only one entity is responsible for the supervision of offender

8 Probation Supervision Policy Changes RC Collect and analyze data from every probation department in the state MONTHLY PROBATION REPORT Number placed on probation by offense level and basic demographics Number on probation at the end of the month by offense level and basic demographics Number exiting probation including reason for exit, offense level, and basic demographics Fiscal Accountability Effectiveness

9 9 Probation Supervision Policy Changes Provide funding and incentives to improve felony probation supervision and increase successful completion rates Purpose Help felony probation agencies reduce recidivism. Probation Improvement Grant Eligibility Any felony probation agency that is using ORAS and in compliance new probation standards Purpose Encourage practices and policies leading to further recidivism reductions Eligibility Counties that reduce revocation rates from baseline FY 2010 Probation Incentive Grant RC

10 Justice Reinvestment Initiative Advisory Committee The Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) Advisory Committee is comprised of members from multiple areas of local government and the criminal justice system with a broad spectrum of experience. The JRI Committee is expected to advise DRC in developing criteria, guidelines and a process for evaluating the Probation Improvement and Probation Incentive grant applications submitted by entities seeking funding. 10

11 Community Corrections Changes Establish standards regarding admission criteria for all DRC funded programs OJACC collaborative Draft Administrative Rule

12 Community Corrections Policy Changes RC (D) RC (A)(2) Admit individuals to CBCFs who are high-risk to reoffend and provide assistance based on adherence to admission standards Degree of felony Community Control Sanction Revocation History Risk Level CBCF standards based on: Financial assistance contingent upon number of offenders admitted who satisfy admission standards

13 Community Corrections Policy Changes Develop Community Alternative Sentencing Centers Confining misdemeanants sentenced under community residential sanction Offenders with a sentence of 30 days OVI offenders

14 Other Changes Judicial release of offenders who have served at least 80 percent of at least a one-year sentence Changes to the earned credit days for programming within prison Enhance victim notification

15 Other Policy Changes RC ODRC Offenders 1 year or more who meet criteria and served at least 80 percent of sentence. DRC must petition the court. Sentencing Court If released court must sentence offender to appropriate community control Community Corrections Offender will be supervised under court’s probation department plus additional control sanctions Judicial release of offenders who have served at least 80 percent of at least a one-year sentence

16 Other Policy Changes RC RC Allows DRC to issue credit up to 5 days each month for program participation Offenders may earn 1 day or 5 days of credit per month for program participation depending on the type of crime Offenders may earn a one-time award of up to 5 additional credit days for completing two programs Offenders with 60 or more days of earned credit who are on post-release control must have GPS for first 14 days of release Earning ability is capped at 8 percent of the total number of days in the stated prison term DRC must evaluate earned credit annually

17 Other Policy Changes RC RC Enhance the victim notification process Office of Victim Services must notify each victim of a felony offense when the offender escapes and the apprehension Allows the Office of Victim Services to request assistance from the county attorney to locate the victim for notification

18 Other Policy Changes RC Develop a certification program to give employers relief from civil liability for offenders Must complete in- prison vocational program Demonstrate exemplary performance in cognitive behavioral program Complete community service Shows evidence of achievement and rehabilitation

19 Resources and ‘New’ Ideas Justice Reinvestment Officers Eligibility determined at institution Justice Reinvestment Officer determines suitability; prepares and communicates meaningful information for the Court Court makes informed release decision

20 Resources and ‘New’ Ideas Judicial Request for Community Sanctions If a court is sentencing an offender for a non-violent felony of the fourth or fifth degree and believes no community control sanctions are available for its use that adequately fulfill the overriding principles and purpose of sentencing, the statute directs the court to contact DRC and ask DRC to provide the court with the names of, contact information for, and program details of one or more community control sanctions lasting for a combined total of at least one year in duration. DRC shall provide the possible sanctions within ten (10) business days after receiving the request from a court. Council of State Governments Justice Center | 20

21 Resources and ‘New’ Ideas The Judicial Request for Available Community Sanctions form, DRC and any supplemental information (ie psi, criminal history, etc ) provided by the court are to be submitted to The Reentry Coordinator shall be responsible for monitoring the incoming s and providing a response to any court falling into their area of responsibility. Council of State Governments Justice Center | 21

22 Resources and ‘New’ Ideas JRI Phase 2 Assistance Training for Judiciary and Probation Bench cards Regional Symposia

23 Resources and ‘New’ Ideas Council of State Governments Justice Center | 23

24 Impact of Policy Changes

25 Next Steps Quality Assurance Review monthly probation data Building Capacity Train on policies Train on evidence based practices Implementation Plan Formation of Work Group Develop policies/standards/procedures

26 Sara Andrews Deputy Director, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation


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